Three of the Best: Australian Oysters

Richard Cornish samples three of the best Australian oysters from the NSW South Coast, Tasmania and Coffin Bay, South Australia. Wapengo Rocks Sydney Rock Oysters…

Inner City Resort – Westin Hotel Brisbane

The sun beats down on the banana trees, their sheet-like leaves dancing in the tropical breeze. The water in the pool sits somewhere between pleasantly…

Food & Wine: Brisbane’s New Cool

Howard Smith Wharves, the historic shipping precinct directly under the northern end of the iconic Story Bridge is a dramatic new destination that offers a…

Tastings at Indigo Vineyard Beechworth

Twenty years ago the team behind Indigo Vineyard saw Beechworth not only as great area to make quality wine but as a place to make…

Sydney: Meredith Dairy, Victoria, Wins the 2019, 13th Annual President’s Medal 

We have been working hard for years and this medal is a great thrill for us,’ says Julie Cameron from Meredith Dairy, winner of this…

Sydney: Announcing the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW President’s Medal, 2019 Finalists

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW President’s Medal is Australia’s most sought-after food and beverage award. This week we announce the six finalists. The 2019…

A River Runs By It – checking in to Northbank House, Bright Victoria

The early-morning light flows through the trees. It’s a still summer’s day and a cool pillow of wind bounces up from the Ovens River. Ripples…

Sydney: Royal Agricultural Society of NSW President’s Medal

From around the nation are gathered the best of the best foods and wine. Tested for taste, assessed for sustainability: the nominated products are scrutinised…

Mornington Peninsula’s Blue Bay Dairy

Essentials’ Richard Cornish recently caught up with artisan cheesemaker Andre Kogurt of Mornington, Victoria’s Blue Bay Cheese company; an interview that was long overdue. But…

Brisbane: ARC Dining

The paint has barely dried on some of Brisbane’s newest venues. Perhaps the most obvious are those amongst Howard Smith Wharves – a historic shipping…